reply to post by fnpmitchreturns
Wow, just the opening of this report is shocking, I'm speechless. Generally in these situations the issues are downplayed, but the opening paragraph
is anything but downplayed.
"In 1987, PECO was ordered by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to
shutdown Peach Bottom-2 and -3 on March 31, 1987 due to operator
misconduct, corporate malfeasance and blatant disregard for the health and
safety of area."
Definition of Malfeasance:
malfeasance n. intentionally doing something either legally or morally wrong which one had no right to do. It always involves dishonesty, illegality,
or knowingly exceeding authority for improper reasons.
They let loose waste? Of course we were not there but it is hard to imagine what that would be like for folks with a conscience.
"Among the incidents cited by the NRC: security guards were overworked,
and one guard was found asleep on the job; 36,000 gallons of "mildly
radioactive water" leaked into the Susquehanna River; PECO mislaid
data on radioactive waste classification causing misclassification of a waste
shipment; at the turbine building on March 4, 1987, Unit 3 a major fire
occurred at the maintenance cage."
So we see that not only was the construction done without regard to the ability to dispose of the waste, but once operation, the operation was done
without regard to the health of those the steam pump serviced: the paying customers and the public at large.
I don't get it. I cut someone off on the freeway and I want to flag them down to apologize, in this case folks willfully put the entire public at
large in danger - tepco the entire world, and it seems to happen with no real issue regarding those "working." Is the paycheck that alluring? Is 50k
or 100k so important that sensibility is simply ignored? Is the grip the corporate masters have on the workers so tight that no one dare speak? I know
not everyone is Karen Silkwood, and companies spend millions to marginalize those who might talk, but if someone wants to hire me to dump waste in a
river my response is "uh, no thanks." Instead folks wait in line...